$1,700,000 Pre-Suit, Policy Limits Settlement on Demand
Shiver Hamilton Campbell represented the family of a recent Cobb County high school graduate for this wrongful death, social host (dram shop) matter. In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday our client and client’s friends visited several house parties where alcohol was served to, and consumed by numerous minors. At each home, the social host of these gatherings made available to, and in fact served, alcoholic beverages to at least one minor driver. Each home contributed to the minor driver’s overall level of impairment. These social hosts knew the minor driver arrived by vehicle, and would soon be leaving by vehicle; yet, made available and served alcohol to the minor regardless and without ever taking away the minor’s keys or arranging for alternative transportation. Our client got into the vehicle with the intoxicated minor. During their trip to their next destination, our client was thrown from the vehicle causing catastrophic injury, which later resulted in medically-induced coma and her death a few weeks later. After investigating the matter and reviewing the related criminal case our firm was able to navigate the issues which included the comparative fault of our own client, and achieve the maximum pre-suit result for the family we represented.